The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States by sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community. Since its establishment in 1990, the Institute has succeeded in presenting diverse, ongoing cultural programas and has become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington. Over the past two decades, the Institute has developed cultural programming in partnership with many institutions in the nation's capital including the Smithsonian Institution, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, among others, The Mexican Cultural Institute is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on private, corporate and foundation support to fulfill its mission.
Through a restructured Outreach Progam, we have extended invitations to students from around the Washington Metropolitan area. We welcome our younger audiences to the Institute to learn about the vibrancy of Mexican Culture and develop a deeper cultural awareness. Guided Tours are available, free of charge. Please contact Arlene Alvarez for more information.
The Mexican Cultural Institute is an ideal place to expose young students to Mexico's culture and art. As part of a the Culture at Home program here in DC, sisters Kamaria and Nyanda Wright wrote the following poems, upon seeing Nan Goldin's "Suzanne with Mona Lisa" and Wayne Miller's "Mexico, 1953" on display in our Luces y Sombras exhibition. This type of in-depth experience with the artwork represents the rich opportunity that the Institute provides for school groups. Contact the aforementioned Arlene Alvarez today for more information about setting up a tour.
The Little Bird
I smile at myself and
Black + White
Saddened faces tinged with dirt